• Common Quail. Photo by Guérin Nicolas. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0.
    Pet,  Wildlife

    Top 5 Poisonous Pets

    Before you go looking out for a series of deathly deadly pets to fill your home, it is important to know the difference between poisonous and venomous animals. Here, Mike James from Vale Vets discusses the top five poisonous pets, and what makes them special / dangerous / good pets! Venomous creatures will inject their venom into other organisms using fangs or a stinger or other special appendages. Venomous creatures will normally produce venom in a gland attached to this appendage and it can be used as a defence mechanism or as a means of securing prey. Poisonous creatures do not inject their poison, but rather secrete it as a…

  • Extinct,  Wildlife

    Golden Toad

    The golden toad was a small, shiny, bright toad, only 5 centimeters long on average for an adult specimen. Unfortunately the species is now extinct, but it was once abundant in a small region of high-altitude tropical forests, about 30 square kilometers in area, above the city of Monteverde, Costa Rica.